Kori Gates

Phone: 816-316-8427


Degrees and Certifications:

Kori Gates

Kindergarten Teacher
Varsity Assistant Girls Volleyball Coach
@ Ruskin High School


Years of teaching experience:

7 years of experience


Educational background

2012 Bachelor of Arts in Education, Early Childhood, Univeristy of Missouri - Kansas City

2018 Educational Technology Certificate, Avila University

2019 Master of Arts in Education, Teaching and Learning, Avila University 



October 2014 Crystal Apple Award 

SAFE [Student Assistance and Family Empowerment] Lead Team Member

2017-2018 Ervin Early Learning Center Teacher of the Year

2017-2018 Hickman Mills School District Teacher of the Year

2017-2018 Kansas City Top 18 Regional Teacher of the Year


Why I Chose Education as My Career of Choice

I believe a quality education is the key to a person’s success, both professionally and personally.


Personal Interests

I enjoy reading literature and playing sand volleyball. I frequently attend concerts, Kansas City Chiefs football games, Kansas City Royals baseball games, and Sporting KC soccer games. I spend my free time with my rescue dog, Bandit.